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East Midlands

See details of local industry events, support and networks 

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Business services support

LEP support

The D2N2 Growth Hub exists to enable you to 'power up your business' in the UK's most inspirational postcode area. They can guide you through local access to finance and sources of business advice within the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Telephone: Call 0333 006 9178 with your specific business enquiry in D2N2.

Website: D2N2 Growth hub 

Connect on Linked In 

Register for their fortnightly newsletter packed full of business advice 

Help to recruit and train staff

Nottingham Jobs Hub offers:

  • Construction short courses available for Nottingham City residents to upskill.
  • Employment grant for taking on City residents that meet eligibility criteria.
  • Free online advertising for vacancies and opportunities. Free promotion of vacancies at jobs fairs and community events. Support in screening of candidates Interview and testing facilities at locations across Nottingham. 
  • Specialist advice on employing an apprentice.  Help in co-ordinating work experience placements
  • Construction Skills Training is available through Section 106, skills and employment requirements.
  • Wider grant for employed D2N2 residents to access accredited training.

Contact your Employer Engagement and Apprenticeship Officer Fiona Robinson

Email: 

Telephone: 0115 876 4508 

Address:
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street
Nottingham
NG2 3NG

Training groups

Training groups are local networks of construction employers who 'club together' and use their collective buying power to get discounted training for their workers and meet to share best practice and network. 

There is currently one in this area:

Action for Construction East Midlands (ACE)
Current range of training programmes available to employers include:

  • Fire Marshall
  • Manual Handling
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
  • Health and Safety awareness

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • Training to become a construction ambassador to promote the industry at school and college career events

Group Training Officer Howard Platts:

Email: 

Contact your local CITB advisors

Derbyshire

Davina Lowe
Tel: 07796 994944
Email:

Nottinghamshire

Susan Geary
Tel: 07818 008847
Email:

Contact your local CITB Apprenticeship Officers

There are currently two Apprenticeship Officers in your area:

Area covered Who to contact contact details

Derbyshire
North Nottinghamshire
West Nottinghamshire

Nicola Davis

Nottingham

Susan Geary

Training projects already funded by CITB

Tackling the Gender Pay Gap – Progression for Women in Construction

More detail about this project available on our funded projects page

Nottingham College On-Site Construction Skills Hub

CITB and DfE have supported a new training hub to the amount of £1M. The hub is situated on a live Wates building site project on the college campus. It aims to: 

  • increase the number of people trained in construction
  • tackle the skills shortage
  • help build the homes and infrastructure England needs.

It is one of 26 projects across England which support the development of construction on-site training hubs.

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Business services support

LEP support from Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub

The Growth Hub is a single place to go to for business experts and mentors, support and guidance, grants and finance. Business Lincolnshire have a host of useful information and resources including a toolbox with downloadable guides, free webinars, useful links and videos designed to help you on your business journey. 

Visit the Business Lincolnshire website for details 

Greater Lincolnshire’s Growth Hub hosts six skilled and experienced business advisers. When you book an appointment with a Growth Hub Adviser you will be assigned a named adviser. 

Make initial contact through:  0300 456 3565 or the website link above. 
 

Help to recruit and train staff

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) 

SSW upskills your employees with the training they need to facilitate business growth, enhance productivity and support sustainability.  It can support sector specific training and accredited qualifications such as Level 2 construction NVQs. 

Growth Lincolnshire Grant Funding 

Growth Lincolnshire Grant Funding includes Capital and Revenue Grants between £1,000 and £10,000 that can be used to support projects that will deliver job growth. Grant funding of 40 to 50% of the total project costs can be provided, with the balance to be provided by the business.

Training groups

CITB supported Construction Training Groups are made up primarily of construction industry employers. Members benefit from discounted training, networking and events aligned to local industry themes, and can also participate in projects that promote construction as an attractive career.

Lincolnshire is serviced by three Construction Training Groups:

Contact your local CITB Advisor

Carole Jones

Carole Jones

Contact Carole to discuss CITB products and services including grants and funding.

Contact your CITB Apprenticeship Officer

Training projects already funded by CITB

Pathways into Construction

Abbey Access Training successfully secured CITB Pathways into Construction funding to help engage and progress 300 individuals into Construction over the next 3 years.
 
The project has been designed to help employers overcome skills shortages, recruitment issues and staff turnover, providing ready qualified and experienced staff.
 
The 3 stages of the project will provide qualifications, training, skills and a 4-week placement for individuals seeking to work in construction. It will provide employers with the chance to work with individuals and see how they fit with the organisation.

Employers interested in finding out more about the project and / or wishing to offer a work placement opportunity should contact Gail Dunn at gail.dunn@abbeyaccesstraining.co.uk

What's happening in your area

There are currently no local employer events for this area. Details of forthcoming events will be published as soon as they become available.

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Business support services

Business Gateway Growth Hub

The Business Gateway is part of the national Growth Hub network. We provide tailored, commercially focused and joined-up advice that’s free, impartial and delivered with one goal in mind: increasing your bottom line.

You can access expert support, diagnostic services, signposting and free workshops to help your business growth. To speak with an adviser call or email the hub:

Contact: 

Leicester Employment Hub

The Leicester Employment Hub offers:

  • FREE recruitment support: You may be eligible for our £2,500 grant towards employing a qualifying individual on a 12-month apprenticeship or 6-month paid work experience contract.
  • Candidate sourcing support: IMPARTIAL help and support to source local candidates for
    • work experience
    • work trial
    • paid work experience
    • apprenticeships
    • local jobs
    • graduate interns.

For further details, visit Leicester Employment Hub online 
 
Contact details 

SEMLEP Growth Hub

SEMLEP Growth Hub is part of the national Growth Hub network which provides free and impartial information, advice and guidance to businesses to help realise their ambitions.

To contact SEMLEP’s Growth Hub:

Midlands Engine Investment fund

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund offers SMEs the opportunity to apply for a variety of funds to help support their growth.

For more information visit the MEIF website 

Training groups

There is currently one training group covering the Leicestershire area:

Leicestershire Construction Training Group.
Website - http://www.lctg.org.uk/

Contact your local CITB advisor

Nathan Wilkins
Tel: 07775 702632
Email:

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